The Bail Trap
American RansomDVD - 2017
Money bail is one of the main feeders of America's mass incarceration system – and yet something most Americans know very little about. The money bail system is broken: private companies achieve exorbitant profits by scavenging off of communities (primarily of color) living in poverty. Low-income Americans are sitting in jails for days, months, and even years for the most minor of infractions simply because they can’t afford to pay high bond amounts. The reality is that the majority of people in jails – over 70% - are there for one simple reason: their income status.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Brave New Films, 2017.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (40 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: American ransom